Bon Pan Asian Tapas, a Cozy Tapas Izakaya in Patong, Phuket
Located in the bustling Patong district of Phuket, BON Pan Asian Tapas sends guests on a diverse culinary journey highlighting the wide array of cuisine which Asia has to offer. With an elegantly designed interior and upbeat music, the dining room sets the perfect backdrop for a cuisine bursting with flavours. The new summer menu allows guests to delight in great sharing plates with freshness and quality of ingredients being the common theme amongst the new selection.
The menu at BON is separated into distinct categories with guests invited to make a large selection and share amongst themselves:
Start Fresh – guests are treated to the freshest fish sliced in front of their very eyes as they are able to sit up at the counter and marvel at the chef’s working. The current highlight are the Fine de Claire No1 oyster served in two ways: the first is fresh on the shell where diners can enjoy this imported French delicacy in the simplest way with a dash of lemon or pepper if required. The second offered by our chef is to serve in a tempura: opened, battered and fried within seconds of each other. Here the quality of ingredient matched with the expert technique delivers the most flavoursome delight.
Yakitori – a Yakitori grill like no other is offered at BON Pan Asian Tapas, on a grill imported directly from Japan is filled with the finest Binchotan charcoal and onto it goes a wide array of skewers grilled ‘a la minute’. As BON highlights the cuisine from across Asia, different options include Korean Octopus, Spiced Beef Tongue, Malaysian Beef or the signature and mainstay of the menu is the Chinese Lamb. The lamb skewer is prepared by marinating New Zealand lamb shoulder with cumin and Sichuan pepper overnight before it is lightly grilled to give a delicious mouthful.
Otsunami – the term Otsunami is Japanese and simply translates to as small plates to enjoy with a drink and that is exactly what has been designed within this section. Small sharing plates, such as the Spicy Tuna Volcano – here on a crispy rice cake tuna is freshly mixed with chili, mustard and spring onion which once again shows that matching high-quality ingredients and well-mastered techniques is a recipe for success and delicious bites. Another favourite is the coconut chicken karaage, here the traditional Japanese preparation of frying local reared chicken thighs and they are served on a bed of a fresh mint chutney using a classic Indian recipe.
Donburi & Chirashi – this section of the menu offers guests another chance to try the highest quality of fish simply sliced and served on beds of rice. However what really makes this section special is the Soy-Glazed Eggplant Donburi, which as a vegan dish boasts some of the largest flavours on the menu. The eggplant is glazed in a spicy soy sauce & garlic sauce before being placed on top of the warm rice and finished with sesame, and a soy sauce chili reduction completes the dish.
Mains – a real treat for diners is the signature of Chef Charlie, Pork Belly Kakuni. Here the pork belly has been slow braised for over eighteen hours to ensure the softest of textures before being glazed in a hot pan with a pork reduction to enhance the flavours and give a small crunch to the outside. The pork is served on a bed of velvety scrambled eggs which serve as the perfect accompaniment for the tenderest of cuts.
Desserts – for those with a little room to finish off with they can enjoy the Pandan Crème Brulee. Here the French classic dessert is given a modern touch with the addition of pandan which gives a slightly herbal finish and reduces the overall sugar content – something to make sure you save space for.
BON PAN ASIAN TAPAS
A warm and cozy tapas izakaya serving the very best Asian comfort food – a blend of cultures across Asia, from yakitori to ramen, from sashimi to wagyu beef binchoton grill, right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Patong, Phuket Island
📍124/4 Rat-U-Thid 200 Phi Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 (Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong)
📞 +66 (0)65 239 2777
⏰ Open everyday from 5pm